Welcome Zorra!

August 31st, 2015
Zorra likes to be up on the couch.........

Zorra likes to be up on the couch………

We have taken on a Pembroke Corgi who was being fostered by our vet’s niece who is a dog trainer and behaviourist. Her name is Zorra(Spanish for fox) and she is faun with a white streak on the back of her head. She is 8-10 months old and is a very nice dog! So now she is one of the 1482 Wild Dogs!

More Tomatoes are on the way…….The Roasted pizza passata will be back on the shelf soon!

August 29th, 2015

I am looking at 2 boxes of Plum tomatoes one box weighs 34 lbs and the other box weighs 37lbs. I also received 21lbs of baby beets and have 10lbs of cucumbers that Brandon is planning to make sour pickles for home use only. It will be a late night!

Large Plum tomatoes which I will use for Bruschetta in a jar & Salsa-Bruschetta style

Large Plum tomatoes which I will use for Bruschetta in a jar & Salsa-Bruschetta style

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7lbs of 21lbs of baby beets………..

What to do with 50lbs of plum tomatoes?Passata!

What to do with 37lbs of plum tomatoes?Passata!

Picked 4 1/4 lbs of Raspberries this afternoon!

August 22nd, 2015

berry_16047_mthIt was supposed to rain today, but it ended up being a beautiful day ,bright ,warm and sunny. After the farmers market I went to pick Raspberries at Pustizzi Fruit Farm in Boscawen NH and I will go back tomorrow if the weather holds to pick blueberries. I love picking berries at Joe’s , it is relaxing and most of the time I am the only one who is picking. So I pump up the tunes on my MP3 player and pick till I  reach 7lbs for blueberries and at least 2lbs for raspberries.

Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote)

Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote)

I stopped at Richardson’s on my way home  to get tomatoes and a quart of their home made Vanilla Ice cream, which I am planning to eat soon with some of the Nectarine Raspberry compote.

The Barbecue relish is done and Corn Zucchini relish is next!

August 21st, 2015
Barbecue relish is Back!

Barbecue relish is Back!

A dozen plus ears of corn are steamed and ready to take off the cob.  The corn will be added to the Zucchini,onions and colored peppers for the Corn Zucchini relish.

Time to Pick Raspberries and Blueberries!

August 19th, 2015
Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote)

Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote)

It was 67 degrees when we went out and started to pick at 7:30am.  The blueberries weren’t quite ripe , so Brandon only picked 4.5 lbs, I didn’t do much better with the raspberries and picked 3.25lbs.  Later I went out to get some grocery items and stopped at Apple Hill in Concord, NH and they had a box of nectarines that were seconds, so when I got home I took some of the raspberries and the nectarines and made  Nectarines in Raspberry syrup (Compote). I think the next batch I should thicken the syrup some more before adding the Nectarines.

I also made Cucumber pickles with lemon and tomorrow I plan to make Barbecue Relish, which is Zucchini based.

Cucumber pickles with lemon, garlic and a bay leaf!

Cucumber pickles with lemon, garlic and a bay leaf!

Pickled Beets will be back on the shelves soon!

August 1st, 2015
A sheep felted fleece transformed with vegetable dye!

A sheep felted fleece transformed with vegetable dye!

The farmer who I got my beets from last season ,told me today “the beets are ready”. I plan to make 50 jars of pickled beets this season, I only did 31 last season. So I need to figure out what poundage I need to get to the 50 jar mark. The pickled beets will be ready to eat by the beginning of September.

Blueberry Season Begins!

August 1st, 2015

This afternoon I am making lemony Blueberry Lavender Marmalade!  Brandon has been picking blueberries for me while I am working off the farm. I am hoping to pick blueberries tomorrow morning before I go back to work…we shall see!

This was taken at Christmas....he loved to lie right under the tree. Good thing he didn't have a big tail to wag or he would have knocked all the ornaments off.

This was taken at Christmas….he loved to lie right under the tree. Good thing he didn’t have a big tail to wag or he would have knocked all the ornaments off.

On a sad note…we had to put our boy dog Cooper down (he was 12) as he had lymphoma…rest in peace Coop,you were an awesome dog and we will miss you.

60 lbs of Strawberries in the freezer!

July 21st, 2015
Strawberry season was very successful thanks to my wonderful husband!

Strawberry season was very successful thanks to my wonderful husband!

I have to thank my husband for picking and preparing  60lbs of strawberries for freezing!!!!!!! There should be Strawberry Balsamic jelly and Strawberry jam very soon! But cucumbers are starting to come in and making pickles may move to the top of the canning list!

See you at the Markets!

This week the Friday and Saturday Farmers Markets go outside!

May 31st, 2015
Summer Markets begin!

Summer Markets begin!

The weekend rain has been welcome and needed, but I am glad that the predictions for the first days of the summer markets will be sunny and in the 70’s.

Remember:

Weare Farmers Market:

order ahead and pick up at the Summer Market (June 5th, 2015 – Oct 16th, 2015):

The Gazebo in Center Park, next to Weare Middle School intersection East Rd and N Stark Hwy across from the Weare Center Store

3-6:00 PM Fridays

Contoocook Farmers Market-(At the train depot in Contoocook,NH)

2015 Summer markets-order ahead:

Saturdays 9 am to Noon

June 6th, 2015 – October 31st, 2015

Hope to see everyone there!

When you “the farmers market shopper” don’t buy our eggs……….

May 21st, 2015
When eggs are not bought at the Saturday market we make egg salad!

When eggs are not bought at the Saturday market we make egg salad!

We make egg salad.

Now I love egg salad, but I would prefer to have customers buy the eggs. We get enough eggs, due to an egg  not being perfect or cracked. So don’t forget to buy eggs at the next market and come early so you get all the eggs you want!

Don’t get me wrong I love eggs and I cook with them all the time. But once you are use to fresh eggs, having a box  of uncooked eggs in the fridge for more than a week  just feels wrong. So make the red hens happy and don’t forget  your box of incredible, edible eggs!

One of our red hens

One of our red hens